Scott Berkun

Author and speaker

Scott Berkun


Design vs. The World

Mon 24 October 16

There are more designers in our industry than ever, but what have we really achieved? Is the world, or even our industry, any better for all our efforts? This challenging talk forces us to revisit the lost ideas of true design legends like Viktor Papanek, Buckminster Fuller and Henry Dreyfuss, centering on the question: where exactly are we leading all these designers to go and what impact on people to have?

About Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun is the best selling author of Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants: & The Future of Work. He worked at Microsoft from 1994 to 2003 on Internet Explorer 1.0 to 5.0, Windows and MSN, and as team lead at from 2010 to 2012. He works as a full time author and speaker and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, Forbes, The Economist and other media. He’s a contributor to Harvard Business and BusinessWeek, and has appeared frequently on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN and NPR for his expertise on various subjects. He gives 20 to 30 lectures a year around the world at major events, corporations and universities, often as the keynote speaker. He runs a popular blog with videos, podcasts, and essays, at